# Bug#432745: /usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/preprint/figcaps.sty: Breaks \label and \ref with figures

On Fri, Jul 13, 2007 at 23:36 -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> Atsuhito Kohda wrote:
> > Hi Josh,
> >
> > On Wed, 11 Jul 2007 11:03:18 -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> >
> >> This makes \label and thus \ref not work in combination with
> >> \usepackage[printfigures]{figcaps}.  Removing the \def of \label solves this
> >> problem; the labels and refs then work perfectly.
> >
> > I'm not sure but I've an impression that this could be
> > a feature.  I don't understand an intention of figcaps package
> > so well yet but its manual tells me:
> >
> > The contents of all the figure and table environments are written to aux-
> > iliary les .lof and .lot respectively, and then these are read in again at
> > the end of the paper. Since these auxiliary les are normally used to write
> > information for the lists of gures and tables, this capability is lost.
> >
> > I might be wrong but are you sure that it's a bug?
>
> Yes, quite sure.  This doesn't relate to the inability to have lists of
> figures and lists of tables.  By gutting the \label macro, figcaps breaks the
> ability to say "see figure~\ref{fig:myfigure}" and get "see figure 1".
> Commenting out this change to the label macro makes such references work
> perfectly.

It still would not work together with \usepackage{figcaps}, though. I
have the impression that the author of figcaps.sty prefers to put
\label inside of \caption like this:
\caption{Foo bar.\label{fig:foobar}}
If one does this, figure references work without changes to the code.

Indeed the sources for figcaps contains the following comment:

,----[ figcaps.dtx ]
| % The page(s) of figures are much like those for the tables, except that
| % the |\label| command must be switched off. This is because the labels
| % have already been defined during the list of captions.
----

If one does not switch of \label, then one would end up with two
different definitions for that particualr label in the aux file.

cheerio
ralf

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